About Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan

Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan is the founding editor of Apartment Therapy’s The Kitchn, a food writer, and a recipe developer based in New York City. She’s created content for Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, House Beautiful, O, the Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Saveur, and Ladies’ Home Journal, and is the author of two cookbooks, The Greyston Bakery Cookbook and Good Food To Share: Recipes for Entertaining with Family and Friends. @skgillingham

Four glasses of michelada on a wooden board with a lime wedge in between them.


The customary morning-after equivalent of a Bloody Mary in Mexico—except this is lighter, less tomato-y, and all around lovelier.

A white serving bowls filled with smashed potatoes and garnished with thyme sprigs on a wooden board.

Smashed Potatoes

Before you roll your eyes and mutter, “Do I need another mashed potato recipe?” we suggest you try these simple, sinful, pleasingly chunky smashed spuds. The answer, you’ll find, is yes.

A tall glass filled with dark and stormy cocktail with ginger beer being poured in.

Dark and Stormy Cocktail

It was a dark and stormy night…oops. We mean, this stiff yet slightly sweet cocktail is certain to thunder through your evening.